LOS ANGELES — Wal-Mart Stores staged a celebration Tuesday to kick off construction on the new, controversial Neighborhood Market in the Chinatown area here. The event was scheduled to include a performance by a youth group of a traditional lion dance, which is supposed to ward off bad luck — in a building that has been vacant for two decades — and to invite good luck and prosperity for the local community. In a separate development involving Wal-Mart in the area, the ...

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